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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    they really look great...could not pull the trigger on them but starting to regret that.
     
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    A buddy of mine got the Rogues over the strands and he said it felt like a similar style but he was wary of the 65 last fitting. I don't think he tried many sizes on though. He loves em though. And they're pretty sharp in person being worn. Definitely a casual shoe.


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    Disagree that the Rogue is a casual shoe. I have it on with navy pin suit today. I get constant compliments on these shoes!
     
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  3. Neo1

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    Epic fail for me yesterday. Had on my olive rush street and was just getting into the car when I decided I just couldn't go to work with them. Switched to my black hills. Swung by the store to talk to my SM - even he busted my balls, wondering how I could ever get olive when I couldn't get grey cloud [​IMG]
     
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    Agree completely. I have shell chukkas from AE, Rancourt, and Alden, and the Dundee is my favorite hands down. Beautiful color on those.
     
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    While browsing the shoebank today, I see the Harrison in my size. Did a quick google search and this image came up from a fellow SF member. This is what AE should be selling as their flagship shoe. Look at the difference in shape.

    One is a miata and one is a ferrari. Let the debate begin. It's too bad the Canadian dollar sucks at the moment or I would get! Get em fellas! at least your dollar is good
     
  6. RitchieBro

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    Well, you can't argue with success. I think AE knows what they are doing. While you may prefer the looks of the Harrison, the vast majority is still buying the Park Ave. The Park Ave is still the #1 seller by far for AE, outselling the Harrison (or anything else) by a huge margin.
     
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  7. AndyC

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    Maiden voyage for a pair of burgundy MacNeils I purchased back in the fall, but never got to wear because of winter weather. The snow has finally melted, so today is the day.

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    Sell the Harrison for $385 at retail like the Park Avenue and I bet the sales numbers start creeping towards each other. I agree though, AE does know what they are doing. If you want a sleek, european style, get prepared to pay european prices (at the time anyway).
     
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    Quote:Its not a casual like a McTavish or Rush street but I would still pick a balmoral for use with a dark wool suit. It probably goes back to the theory that it really doesn't matter that much since 98% of men won't judge by someones shoes anyway or how formal they should be. So maybe we call it a formal casual shoe. I think they'd look great with a lighter cotton/linen suit in walnut. As an aside I'm rarely in suits but more chinos and dress pants which I think would be a perfect spot for the Rogue. My friend got the walnut and wore them with dark jeans and a sport shirt. I'd get the bob's chili and do the same if I were to get one. Maybe if they hit deep discount on the shoe bank.
     
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    I love AEs and all, but let's not get so far ahead to claim that the Harrison is akin to a Ferrari.

    by the way, the Indy line is much better than the standard line: better upper, soles and inner-linning.
     
  11. CMT1

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    Walnut Wednesday, these are starting to show some real character.

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    I hope everyone's week is going well, as always.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like the Harrison is a torture device for unsuspecting toes! It reminds me of the story a few years ago where women were reportedly having doctors remove their pinky toes to fit into high heels.

    Then again, it's easy to love gunboats when that's the natural shape of your foot...
     
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    Sir - those are absolutely fantastic. Well done.
     
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    THIS. I wore my Park Ave's all day at a wedding on Saturday and my feet were hurting by the end of the night... granted this was only the 2nd time I wore them, but just looking at that picture of the Harrison hurts my feet. It's a higher quality than the Park Ave, but definitely not the right last for my feet - nice price at $177 at the shoebank though if it does work for your feet
     
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    Actually I have a pair on right now and in a 9D they are roomier than the Park Ave all around. The toe box is generous and the lacing gap is much smaller brand new than 5 last shoes ever are for me.
     
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    Thank you, NewYawker! These were my first shell shoes, they have easily seen the most wear of all my AEs and I am really enjoying watching their color evolve. They have seen a bit of VSC here and there, but it's mostly been damp wipes and relentless brushing.
     
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    Brown Strands today.
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    Good point about the seconds pricing. It's worth a shot for anyone in need of such a shoe. I own a pair of 5th Aves and while it's not my favorite shoe, it's my go to for funerals.

    For any other event, I'm increasingly inclined not to care. It's a rare wedding I attend where some distant cousin of the bride doesn't show up in acid wash jeans. I just attended an event this afternoon where everyone was wearing their black, midnight-blue, and navy pin-stripe suits. Know what? I'm not a banker and it was a noon-time event, I wasn't getting into a stuffy suit. I left my bespoke suit in the closet... threw on chinos, a blazer, pocket square, and burgundy Macneils. No regrets. Pretty sure that's how I'm going to dress the next time I interview, too.

    I've never seen a chisel toe that hasn't been incredibly painful, but I wear a 3E and have a tall forefoot. Granted, I haven't tried the 333 -- yet, but I'm not optimistic. The 809 and 234 lasts are a bit too short in the forefoot and the 97 is just weird. The only lasts I can fearlessly order are the 2, 5, and 511.
     
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    I'd give it a shot sometime in person if you can. I know they have the 333 last in 3E. The 5 last I usually get in an E width, but D width for most other shoes. 2, 511, and 97 I get tightness in my toes in D widths so the 333 might indeed be a little roomier. I think it's a last that people have less experience with, but all the 333 shoes I've tried have been a really, really good fit.
     
  20. J One

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    I just saw at Jos AB the Boardrooms their version of the Park Ave. for $258 plus a 20%for a final of $218 first quality of course. This beats shoebank seconds by a lot specially for those looking for non shell great shoes for a rainy day.
     
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